The decision will ensure that the “will of the people” is not subverted by corruption, which is often enabled by undisclosed private funding. It also leaves very little room for narrow sectarian interests to thrive. The adoption of the Political Party Funding Bill (B33 – 2017) is at an advanced stage before Parliament. This Bill, applied with the amended PAIA, will ultimately overhaul private political party funding, enhancing and deepening South Africa’s democracy.

Issued by the FW de Klerk Foundation
22 June 2018